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(Torontoist)   After 2011 federal crackdown, America's community of online poker players has emigrated to Canada to continue plying their trade. "There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world"   (torontoist.com) divider line 21
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2013-04-14 01:12:39 PM  
I never saw the problem that politicians have with gambling.  They're not producing anything but still making money by bullshiatting.  You'd think they'd get along great.
 
2013-04-14 01:30:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I never saw the problem that politicians have with gambling.  They're not producing anything but still making money by bullshiatting.  You'd think they'd get along great.


just like with everything else, politicians didn't care until someone paid them to. people running vegas are to blame for this.
 
2013-04-14 01:32:45 PM  
But on further inspection, they realized it wasn't the domain, it was their physical location that was the problem.

Two words: proxy server.
 
2013-04-14 01:35:43 PM  
Meanwhile, in almost any small town, a group of off-duty policemen, politicians, church leaders, and judges are gathering around a dank table in the middle of a quiet den to play poker for a few hours..

//no sense or irony there?
 
2013-04-14 01:56:22 PM  

Somaticasual: Meanwhile, in almost any small town, a group of off-duty policemen, politicians, church leaders, and judges are gathering around a dank table in the middle of a quiet den to play poker for a few hours..

//no sense or irony there?


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/shoulda played those kings mike
 
2013-04-14 02:11:28 PM  
Yeah, I am not sure why they decided to ban this, except that maybe it was encroaching into the financial companies gambling cartel (the market).
 
2013-04-14 02:29:27 PM  
The reason is the high propensity for fraud with banks. Banking regulation GG (Which is online gaming, including gambling) has issues due to the sore losers claiming their money was stolen and the fact these things are never based in the US so the banks cannot retrieve their money back.
 
2013-04-14 02:47:38 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I never saw the problem that politicians have with gambling.  They're not producing anything but still making money by bullshiatting.  You'd think they'd get along great.


A job that pays you for being good at lying to other people for a living? I'm pretty sure the politicians were just being territorial.
 
2013-04-14 04:17:40 PM  
Banished to one of the northernmost countries of the world.. such a hard life they lead.
 
2013-04-14 04:54:31 PM  
I wonder how much revenue the federal government would get if they let us play and taxed our yearly profit as income?
 
2013-04-14 06:14:29 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I never saw the problem that politicians have with gambling.  They're not producing anything but still making money by bullshiatting.  You'd think they'd get along great.


They don't like competition.
 
2013-04-14 06:41:02 PM  
It's real easy - the politicians weren't getting their cut, therefore it's illegal.

It's amazing what kind of "online gambling" is legal once the state gets their cut.

/I want to be a sick horseplayer again...
 
2013-04-14 07:57:40 PM  
"There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world, as long as it's not the States"

The US Military begs to differ.
 
2013-04-14 09:36:21 PM  
So, you're telling me there is an area of life where Farkers don't want the government to protect them from themselves?
 
2013-04-15 02:54:36 AM  

Sir Not Sure The Unscannable: "There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world, as long as it's not the States"

The US Military begs to differ.


With OUT the risk of death...
 
2013-04-15 08:10:19 AM  

Guelph35: I wonder how much revenue the federal government would get if they let us play and taxed our yearly profit as income?


That will never happen. Too much Jesus interference.
 
2013-04-15 09:04:03 AM  

Allen262: Sir Not Sure The Unscannable: "There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world, as long as it's not the States"

The US Military begs to differ.

With OUT the risk of death...


Have you ever met someone with a gambling problem?
 
2013-04-15 09:36:26 AM  

Sir Not Sure The Unscannable: "There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world, as long as it's not the States"

The US Military begs to differ.


Because the military allows its people to go where ever they want?
 
2013-04-15 11:33:11 AM  
Not all activities that result in money are professions. Not all activities that take skill are either. Is there a service or good provided?
 
2013-04-15 12:30:26 PM  

henryhill: Sir Not Sure The Unscannable: "There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world, as long as it's not the States"

The US Military begs to differ.

Because the military allows its people to go where ever they want?


wasn't what the quote read, because they can't do that either.
 
2013-04-15 03:23:22 PM  

Obbi: henryhill: Sir Not Sure The Unscannable: "There aren't a lot of professions you can have at 22 where you can be anywhere in the world, as long as it's not the States"

The US Military begs to differ.

Because the military allows its people to go where ever they want?

wasn't what the quote read, because they can't do that either.


no
 
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